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 By Scott Hunter    News    June 21, 2017 

Town will consider changing into a city

The possibility of changing Coulee Dam from a “town” under state law to a “city” drew significant discussion at a town council meeting Wednesday, where the audience was packed following a door-to-door push last weekend by a candidate for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017 

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 21, 2017 

Annual festival will come early this year

Check your calendar closely. This year’s Festival of America is coming Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. This year’s July 4 Independence Day holiday falls on Tuesday. Chamber of Commerce officials don’t think their annual festival would...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017 

Fireworks show a success, despite delay

The Northwest Pyrotechnics Association put on a fireworks show from North Dam on Saturday night. "I heard a lot of 'oohs' and 'ahs' and that's what we're always looking for," said Alan Cain, a local...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, June 22, at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. A rep from CMC will be presenting. Okanogan County Demos to Meet Okanogan County Democrats will meet at the...

 

It's a boy for Campbell/Conant

Alice Campbell and Daniel “Parks” Conant Jr., of Coulee Dam, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Daniel Parks Conant III, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee, Washington. He weighed 6...

 

Legals for June 21, 2017

Town of Coulee Dam RESOLUTION NO. 2017-06 A RESOLUTION declaring the intention of the Town Council to adopt for the Town of Coulee Dam the classification of noncharter code city, to be governed by the provisions of Title 35A, Revised Code of...

 

Things to do in the coulee

Wednesday, June 21 Erik Brooks - Children’s author - Grand Coulee Library - 11 a.m. Wednesday Market - North Dam Park - 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 23 Live Music - Love Stitch - Electric City Bar & Grill - 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Live Music - Dan Springer - Hi...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/7 - Police checked on a report that a man and woman were walking down Federal Avenue arguing. When asked separately, the two said there was nothing going on. 6/12 - A Florida man who was flying his drone over the top of the dam...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Bull riding event will feature instant replays

The Cleatis Lacy Memorial Bull Riding event this Friday, June 16, will feature an added attraction this year. Through special arrangements, bull riding fans will be able to see instant replays of all the action on a huge screen. Fans at the Ridge...

 

Union surveys point out problems in school district

Members of two Grand Coulee Dam School District unions responding to recent internal surveys outlined a number of complaints dealing with discipline, communication and training issues. The survey...

 

Riffing at graduation

With diplomas waiting in the foreground, Quincy Williams shreds it on an air guitar that sounded exactly like the lead guitar riff in Journey's 1981 epic song "Don't Stop Believin'," which he and the...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Koulee Kids Fest to offer free fun Saturday

The annual Koulee Kids Fest kicks off this Saturday throughout the area. The June 17 event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Kids can get their passports at one of the following places: Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Circus full of entertainment

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus rolled into town on Thursday, and held two packed shows that night during a heavy rainstorm. The circus crew raised the big-top tent in the morning, and a small...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Fireworks show planned for North Dam on Saturday

This Saturday night, consider heading to the North Dam area to see a free fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association. Local man Alan Cain, a member of the NPA, brought the event together by getting the necessary permits from the...

 

Why we're shedding light on issues that need it

In and of themselves, two surveys of union members in Grand Coulee Dam schools paint an alarming picture of conditions in the schools, but their hues can be softened or sharpened with other factors that add more light. The surveys, outlined in a...

 

Raymond William Harrington Sr.

Raymond William Harrington Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born March 20, 1931, in Tacoma, Washington, to Raymond Daniel Harri...

 

David Paul Ruzsa

David Paul Ruzsa, 55, born Monday, March 19, 1962, in Portland, Oregon, to Sandor and Norma Ruzsa, left us much too soon Saturday, June 10, 2017, from Grand Coulee, Washington. A 1981 graduate of...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 14, 2017

Transfer station work will go out to bid

The Regional Board of Mayors has asked that needed repairs at the Delano Transfer Station go out for regular bid. The group’s insurance firm, Clear Risk Solutions, had inspected the transfer station earlier this year and came up with an estimated...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon this Thursday, June 15, at the Eagles Lodge, Grand Coulee. The Mosquito Control Board will be the program. At the Library This Week Events planned at the Grand Coulee...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/5 - A Warden man said that he had parked his car in front of Loepp Furniture and when he came out he noticed a dent in his vehicle. - A woman living on Goodfellow Avenue in Electric City reported loud music from a nearby...

 

Off and swinging

The Sons of Pitches defeated the Bear Ass Runners on Monday to start off the season for the local community softball league. Games are held Monday – Thursday on both the upper and lower baseball...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

Big fireworks planned for July 1

The fireworks over Grand Coulee Dam will occur this year on Saturday, July 1, officials said last week. The traditional Festival of America, the July 4 celebration, will be June 30 – July 1 this yea...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

Koulee Kids Fest planned for next week

This is all about kids. And everything is free! It’s the annual Koulee Kids Fest, Saturday, June 17, a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can get their passports, free, at the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce office, Coulee...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

School may seek parking from National Park Service

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for additional parking for its staff. Superintendent Paul Turner told his board that discussions are underway with the National Park Service to use the lower end of the NPS complex for school parking....

 

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